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    After a little incident that left me with invisible windows and menus, I realized that if something serious had happened like that and I needed some help, I wouldn't have a way to get to these forums for advice. So I ask, if all I have access to is the CLI, what is the best Terminal based web browser?
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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    elinks - for text
    links2 - for text + images, make sure you have gpm installed. Can only be ran (with graphics) in a tty. If you don't want graphics, elinks is better.

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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    Thanks, I'll give both a try. I'm assuming that if X is down or some other crazy thing happens to the GUI, then I'll be using it in a tty.
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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    My first try at elinks!
    GUI Edit: ^Not bad! Navigation takes some getting used to, but it's pretty functional.
    Last edited by zer010; December 16th, 2010 at 02:33 PM.
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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    If you need to search the web, use https://ssl.scroogle.org. It works much better than Google does in text mode.

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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    Good tip!
    Keeping Google guessing... priceless.
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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    In elinks press . (full stop/period)

    Each link will then have a number next to it. Just type the number to go to the link.

    To search google press G

    This brings up an address box

    type g then your search term

    eg
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    g ubuntu
    To search wikipedia type

    Code:
    wiki ubuntu
    There are other inbuilt searches, looks at the documentation. You can configure your own, should you wish to use scroogle.

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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    Whats the Best Web Browser Based Terminal ?

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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    Quote Originally Posted by juancarlospaco View Post
    Whats the Best Web Browser Based Terminal ?
    Emacs.

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    Re: Best Terminal Based Web Browser

    I'd probably use a live CD and do it graphically.

    Asking what's the best terminal based web browser is kind of like asking what's the best type of headache you can get.
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